Explore North Devon by foot on a walking break

Bideford is best explored by foot and with miles of paths on the doorstep, it’s an ambler’s paradise. Get an intimate look at the wild countryside by setting out along the South West Coastal Path, with impressive views that are guaranteed to take your breath away. 

If you’re looking for excitement and variation, the coastal landscape offers it all. Watch as the powerful sea crashes against the rocks below or cast your eyes out to the horizon to spot a glimpse of Lundy Island. Along the way, make friends with the wildlife or, if you fancy yourself as a bird watcher, grab your binoculars and look to the sky.

A walking break in North Devon is a fantastic way to acquaint yourself with the coast. Uncover hidden gems, stroll along towering cliff edges or sit for a moment, taking in the beauty of the countryside. With this powerful backdrop just a stone’s throw away, we’re sure you’ll fall in love with Bideford.

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In addition to the sprawling coastal path, walkers in North Devon are treated to the Tarka Trail. With The Royal Hotel located just seconds from this flat trail, our hotel makes a wonderful base for walking breaks in Bideford.

The figure of eight path stretches for 180 miles. Meandering in and out of the North Devon countryside, this is the best way to explore what the area has to offer. 

Whether you choose to follow the southern track along the banks of the River Torridge or head towards Barnstaple and beyond into the dramatic Valley of the Rocks, there are plenty of options for you to choose from. 

The Tarka Trail is a great option for both beginners and more advanced walkers thanks to its flat paths. With many circular routes for you to try out, you’ll never be too far from your base.

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Thinking about a walking holiday? Contact us for more information or book your walking break in Bideford today!